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Nov
04
2019

how to say “duvet” in Hebrew

שְׂמִיכַת פּוּךְ You may know the Hebrew word for blanket – שמיכה, but did you know its spelled with a שׂ and not a ס?  Anyway, a duvet – that special quilt for winter – is שמיכת פוך or simply פוך. For example: איפה ניתן לקנות כאן שמיכת פוך? Where might I buy here a duvet? (see full […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 4, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “possible” in Hebrew

זֶה אֶפְשָׁרִי, נִתָּן You may know אפשר, a multipurpose word meaning can I/you, I/you can, may I? you may, etc. Its plain meaning is possible, but a more useful way of saying possible is אפשרי. For example: כן, זה אפשרי! Yes, it’s possible! Now, אפשרי is a perfectly good word for everyday speech as well as more official […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 3, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Nov
01
2019

Weekly YDDH Review

חֹמֶר לְשִׁנּוּן Review Material You spent time on your Hebrew this week. Use these review materials to make it yours to keep.      To take full advantage of the review material, click on “Choose a study mode” in the bottom right corner of the box above. שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 1, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “dirt cheap” in Hebrew

זִיל הַזּוֹל If we’re already talking expressions that have to do with monetary value, here’s how to say dirt cheap or extremely affordable: זיל הזול. For example: קניתי את הרכב הזה בזיל הזול – ממש בגרושים! I bought this car dirt cheap – for pennies! זול means literally cheap, so that this expression means literally the cheapness of the cheap.

By Ami Steinberger | October 31, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
30
2019

how to say “not worth a dime” in Hebrew

לֹא שָׁוֶה גְּרוּשׁ Today in Israel, the currency is the new שקל – Shekel, whose cent value (one hundredth) is the אגורה – Agora. But in earlier periods of the state, the cent value was the גרוש, a name brought over from Eastern Europe. So the expression, not worth a dime, in Hebrew, was coined as לא שווה גרוש, […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 30, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
29
2019

how to say “a stroke of brilliance” in Hebrew

הַבְרָקָה When one has a stroke of brilliance, it’s like a light bulb has suddenly lit up… or a bolt of lightning – ברק – has hit. Thus the Hebrew word for stroke of brilliance is הברקה, as in: יש לי הברקה! I have a stroke of brilliance! (see full conversation) הברקה comes from the הפעיל […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 29, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
28
2019

how to say “thunderstorm” in Hebrew

סוּפַת רְעָמִים Yesterday we saw the expression סופת ברקים – lightning storm. The more common storm though is סופת רעמים – a thunderstorm, as in: התחזית: גשם מקומי, סופות רעמים וברד. The forecast: local rain(s), thunderstorms and hail. (see full conversation) רעם is thunder, while רעמים are thunders.

By Ami Steinberger | October 28, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
27
2019

how to say “lightning storm” in Hebrew

סוּפַת בְּרָקִים Hebrew has several words for storm, most notably including סערה and סופה. The latter is one used in conjunction with lightning to create סופת ברקים – lightning storm. For example: יש בתחזית סופת ברקים – אל תסתובב בחוץ. There’s a lightning storm in the forecast – don’t go around outside! (see full conversation) ברקים means lightnings […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 27, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
25
2019

Weekly YDDH Review

חֹמֶר לְשִׁנּוּן Review Material You spent time on your Hebrew this week. Use these review materials to make it yours to keep.      To take full advantage of the review material, click on “Choose a study mode” in the bottom right corner of the box above. שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 25, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “satellite dish” in Hebrew

צַלַּחַת לַוְיָן Yesterday we saw that the Hebrew word for satellite is לוויין. What about a satellite dish? That’s צלחת לוויין – literally satellite plate. For example: צלחת הלוויין שלך תעמוד בפני הרוח? היא לא עדינה מדי? Will your satellite dish withstand the wind? It’s not too fragile (gentle)? (see full conversation)

By Ami Steinberger | October 24, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
23
2019

how to say “satellite” in Hebrew

לַוְיָן To accompany someone is the פיעל verb ללוות. This word’s root is ל.ו.י, also spelling the name לוי – Levy. A satellite is a לויין – it’s an object that accompanies a larger object. For example: קרוב לחמשת אלפים לוויינים סובבים את כדור הארץ. Close to five thousand satellites orbit Earth. (see full conversation)

By Ami Steinberger | October 23, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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